During a recent meeting, we discussed the special struggles kids face today and how living in 2021 affects their mental health.
This is something we worry about, but not as a company. These are our concerns as parents.
Most of us at Cedar Bear have kids of our own. Their ages range from toddlers to teens moving into adulthood.
It can be scary to talk about. There are numerous documentaries and countless articles outlining what kids today are dealing with. Why, as an herbal supplement company, were we deciding to focus our efforts on such a large issue?
Before the meeting ended, we began discussing all the things that mattered to us when we were growing up. We remember coming home when the streetlights turned on. We rode our bikes and built treehouses. We tied cans together and knew what it was like to get tangled in the cord of a real phone. We got grass stains and scuffed knees. We never worried about likes, shares or retweets. We never heard of a “Cyber Bully” and unless they were toilet-papering our house, bullying never followed us home. We played Oregon Trail and went to the library to write reports. We used the Dewey Decimal System. If you were born between 1975 and 1985, you can probably relate to a lot of this!
Cedar Bear isn’t a faceless mega corporation with thousands of employees. We are a family-owned company comprised of fewer than 40 individuals. Everyone knows everyone.
We might not ‘know’ you the way we know each other, but we can relate to these concerns you may also have as a parent. We have created a bundle that we feel best supports some of the issues we find most prevalent in our youth today:
- Toxic Buildup
As a business, it is no secret that we sell products. Those products are all manufactured with Glycerin instead of Alcohol. That means they are naturally sweet without any added flavors or sugars. That also means you can offer your child something that they might be surprised is healthy (and something we feel comfortable giving to our own kids.) Our products are all non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Keto-Friendly, and made with the highest-quality herbs we can source from around the world.
With all of that said, we want you to know what matters to us as parents. We are working for a very unique company with a very unique goal. It’s not every day you see the President and COO of a company shoveling ice and snow between all his other responsibilities. You don’t often find a company where you can ask your manager’s boss to give you a ride to pick up your car from the shop or help make posters when your child is running for class office. We talk about what is going on in our own lives and the lives of our children.
Most of all, we want you to know that we are in the same boat as you are. At the end of the day, we all clock out and go home. We worry about our kids getting enough sleep, struggling with depression, balancing screen time and outdoor activities, feeling stressed, or fighting a general sense of unease.
We are all far from perfect and would never tell anyone how to be a parent. Nevertheless, we understand the struggle and concerns. We believe in the benefits of getting your toes in the grass/dirt/sand. We think adding the goodness of herbs into your daily routine is a step in the right direction. We believe in an overall lifestyle of wellness and balance.
Herbs or kids… we believe everything grows best under the sun.